Second man cured of HIV

A London is now free of HIV/AIDS after a stem cell transplant therapy. This is the second such case after the first case of cured HIV in Berlin.
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Gottleib resigns from FDA – issue of rising teen vaping remains unsolved

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that he would resign from office at the end of this month.
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FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years

In one of the most significant milestones for depression treatment in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new drug with esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Made by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Spravato, the drug is meant to be taken as a nasal spray in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is targeted to patients who have not responded to other treatments. Spravato is the first major new depression treatment to be approved by...
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Claire's pulls children's makeup kits over asbestos concerns

The international retail giant Claire's says it has pulled nine children's makeup products off shelves after asbestos was found in many samples.
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First Lady Melania Trump Prods Media to Cover Opioid Crisis as Much as ‘Gossip’

She spoke during a discussion in Las Vegas about the epidemic in the U.S.
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How will New York State's "Red Flag" law actually work?

From WXXI, 03/04/19. New York's so-called "red flag" law takes effect in about six months. It authorizes teachers, school administrators, and others to petition a court for the removal of guns from individuals who they believe pose a serious threat to themselves or others. “The petitioner has to show clear and convincing proof that the person in question is likely to engage in dangerous conduct,” said Rochester attorney David Tennant, a former co-chair of the New York State Bar Associati...
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A physician who’s angry at the anti-vaxxers

If you’re a parent who is still on the fence, trying to decide whether or not to vaccinate your children, I’m going to try to be kind and helpful. Here is a link to a video by a physician and father, Dr. Zubin Damania, with facts that may address some of your fears. If you’re firmly pro-disease […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K.
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Trippy ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used […]
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Ethan Lindenberger: Teen with anti-vax mum speaks to Congress

Ethan Lindenberger hit the headlines after defying his mum and getting himself vaccinated.
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US regulators warn that some Claire’s makeup has asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire’s makeup products because tests confirmed they contained asbestos. The Food and Drug Administration said Claire’s refused to comply with its request for a recall, and that the agency doesn’t have the power to force one. A representative for Claire’s did […]
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US regulators warn people not to use some Claire’s makeup

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning people not to use certain Claire’s makeup products because tests confirmed they contained asbestos. The Food and Drug Administration says Claire’s refused its request for a recall, and that the agency doesn’t have the power to force one. A representative for Claire’s did not immediately have a […]
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Nashville providers plan to coordinate indigent health care

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville health care providers are proposing a new indigent care system that they hope will be a model for the nation. The proposal envisions a seamless network of care by providers across the city including Nashville General Hospital, the major hospital systems, the health department and community clinics. The proposal is […]
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New quantum sensor promises better imaging and cancer monitoring

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed a new quantum sensor that could mean a significant advancement in 3D imaging and monitoring for cancer patients.
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On Accepting My Autistic Son

I don’t think of my 14-year-old, autistic child as a special needs kid. I think of his as, well, my kid, Tommy. But recently I’ve been more cognizant of his disability, and it’s been much easier on both of us. Instead of getting impatient when he gets anxious or displays characteristics of an autistic child, such as obsessive thoughts about, say, Thomas the Train, I tell myself, “My child is a special needs child.” This makes me a little more understanding of him and allows me to love him a ...
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New insights into influenza A infection and its spread

A new route of influenza A infection viruses has been discovered by the researchers at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg and the University of Zurich. At present the knowledge regarding influenza A infection spread is mainly restricted to the binding of the sialic moieties of the virus to the cell surface of the host.
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Labor will require public hospitals to provide abortion services

Tanya Plibersek says health changes will include a new reproductive clinic in Tasmania Public hospitals will be required to provide abortion services under a comprehensive overhaul of federal Labor’s policy to support women’s reproductive rights.The policy, announced by deputy leader Tanya Plibersek on Wednesday, includes pledges for a reproductive health clinic to offer terminations in Tasmania and to push for decriminalisation in South Australia and New South Wales. Continue reading...
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New therapeutic approach for patients with pancreatic cancer

One-year survival is low among patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have now come up with a potential new therapy for pancreatic cancer patients.
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb abruptly resigns from his post

That was unexpected, including by the FDA, apparently. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today, an administration official tells The Washington Post, adding that Gottlieb will relinquish the office in one month. Unlike many people who leave the Trump administration, the resignation wasn’t sought or expected, reports the Post, which notes Gottlieb has recently hired senior staff and has been actively and aggressively diving into new initiatives. In fact, while Gottlieb has since tweeted a ...
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb just abruptly resigned from his post

That was unexpected, including to his FDA colleagues, apparently. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today from his post, an administration official tells the Washington Post, adding that Gottlieb will relinquish the office in one month. Unlike many people who leave the Trump Administration, the resignation wasn’t sought out or expected, reports the Post, which notes Gottlieb has recently hired senior staff and been actively and aggressively dividing into new initiatives. In fact, while Go...
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Symposium: Undue burden, balancing test or bright line? Court should take the Louisiana admitting-privileges case to clarify the meaning of Whole Woman’s Health

Catherine Glenn Foster is the president and chief executive officer of Americans United for Life. The U.S. Supreme Court’s last pronouncement on abortion came in 2016, in the jurisprudential netherworld between the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt invalidated portions of Texas’ HB 2, including a requirement that doctors performing abortions maintain patient-admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their ...
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Characterizing the Digital Health Citizen: Mixed-Methods Study Deriving a New Typology

Background: A key challenge for health systems harnessing digital tools and services is that of digital inclusion. Typically, digital inequalities are conceptualized in relation to unequal access or usage. However, these differences do not fully explain differences in health behavior as a result of health-related internet use. Objective: Our objective was to derive a new typology of health internet users based on their antecedent motivations and enablers, to explain how individuals’ different or...
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Electronic Health Behaviors Among US Adults With Chronic Disease: Cross-Sectional Survey

Background: With increased access to technology and the internet, there are many opportunities for utilizing electronic health (eHealth), internet, or technology-delivered health services and information for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Objective: The aim of this paper was to explore (1) the differences in technology use, (2) Web-based health information seeking and use behaviors, (3) attitudes toward seeking health information on the Web, and (4) the level of eHealth liter...
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Should I pay down my debt or invest in the market?

An excerpt from The Physician Philosopher’s Guide to Personal Finance: The 20% of Personal Finance Doctors Need to Know to Get 80% of the Results. At my little girl’s golf practice one day, I got to talking to her coach. I asked him how he decided he wanted to be a golf coach. “Well, I didn’t […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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States sue after Trump administration finalizes changes to Title X family planning program

With the Trump administration's final revision to the Title X Family Planning Program now on the books, so too is the first lawsuit to challenge it.
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New Mexico sues US Air Force over groundwater contamination

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities. The contamination — linked to a class of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]
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I defied mother to get vaccinated for safety of me and others, US teen says

Ethan Lindenberger tells Congress anti-vaxxers such as his mother obtain information ‘anecdotally’ from web not doctors The Ohio teenager who defied his mother’s wishes and got himself vaccinated for measles has appeared before a congressional panel to assert his confidence in the efficacy and safety of the US vaccination program. Related: Revealed: AmazonSmile helps fund anti-vaccine groups Continue reading...
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New strategy to curb college drinking

University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton Neighbors is using the psychology of cognitive dissonance, or acting in a way that is counter to your beliefs, to curb college drinking.
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The presence of cancer-causing contaminant in popular foods

Acrylamide is described as 'extremely hazardous' and 'probably carcinogenic to humans'. Its presence in popular foods, including fried, baked, roasted and toasted potato and cereal products, as well as coffee, has become one of the most difficult issues facing the food industry, its supply chain, retailers and regulators.
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Study examines effect of herbal medicine product on bedwetting in children

A new clinical trial investigating whether an herbal medicine product can benefit school-age children experiencing bedwetting is being led by a collaboration between researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney and the Office of Research at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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